Konta causes Eastbourne upset

Konta, the British number two, beat her Kazakh opponent 6-3 6-2 to make good on her wildcard and overturn a ranking difference in 105 places against the world number 34.

Konta’s fellow Briton Naomi Broady did not join her in the second round but did take American Sloane Stephens three sets in a 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7/4) defeat.

Caroline Garcia had a straightforward outing against Roberta Vinci, taking just over an hour to seal a 6-2 6-2 win, while Alison Riske eased to a 6-0 6-3 success over Alize Cornet and Belinda Bencic bested Mona Barthel 6-5 7-6 (9/7).

Coco Vandeweghe lost the first set against Johanna Larsson on tie-break before going 6-1 6-1 to progress while Casey Dellacqua beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-2 6-4.

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